Break out your witty t-shirts: Zev Yaroslavsky's blog announced today that Carmageddon will be returning with a "fall sequel." A full 10 mile stretch of the 405 freeway will be closed from Saturday, September 29 through Sunday, September 30 (fortunately, the weekend after the start of fall quarter at UCLA).
Last summer's Carmageddon surprised most by resulting in a traffic- and congestion-free Los Angeles.
“During Carmageddon I, drivers proved the skeptics wrong,” said Supervisor and Metro Director Zev Yaroslavsky. “They heard our warnings and stayed off the roads…And I have every confidence they’ll rise to the occasion again.”
While Carmageddon I finished construction an amazing 17 hours early, this closure requires more intensive work than before, making an early completion unlikely.
Watch for closures of all 405 ramp entrances starting the Friday before around 7 p.m. The 405 is scheduled to reopen at 5 a.m. on Monday, October 1.